1959: The role of classification in the modern American library

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (no.6, 1959); Edited by F. Thelma Eaton and Donald E. Strout

This institute was addressed to those librarians who have a deep interest in the whole field of classification and the program was planned to present a broad picture of classification today.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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    Strout, Donald E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    What we attempt here is in no sense a formal summary of content. We seek rather, in the tradition of the previous Allerton Park Institutes, to catch and record, through a series of informal observations and impressions, ...

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  • Shera, Jesse H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    Of all the modes of human intellectual activity prognostication is probably the most treacherous. It may not influence people, but certainly it will alienate one's friends. No one paid much heed to the warnings of the ...

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  • Howell, Isabel (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    A paper which is to be read before an audience of librarians and students at a conference held as one of the activities of a distinguished Graduate Library School should doubtless begin with a definition of terms. This ...

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  • Bartle, Robert G. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    At the very outset I want to warn you that I am here in the role of a mathematician who is interested in books and that I am entirely innocent of library procedures and terminology, the theory of classification, or the ...

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  • Doyle, Irene M. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    Gabriel Naude", as early as 1627, advised on the arrangement of books in a library as follows: The seventh point .... is that of the Order and Disposition which Books ought to observe in a Library; .... for without this, ...

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